Focus Areas

The world is experiencing a renaissance in wood-based construction. FPInnovations’ Advanced Building Systems research team is helping to usher in a new era of taller and larger wood buildings and new wood-based building products. Through our research programs and together with our partners, we are enhancing Canada’s position as a global leader in wood building construction.
Acoustics 
Focused on developing sound insulation solutions for wood buildings.

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Sustainability 
Cradle-to-grave approach to evaluating the environmental impacts in the wood construction industry.

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Durability and Energy Efficiency 
Improve the durability and energy efficiency of wood building systems.

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Fire 
Vanguard of research and development into fire performance of wood-based products and systems.

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Structural Performance 
Developing innovative structural systems and performance-based design solutions to expand the use of wood in residential and non-residential construction.

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Vibrations 
Mitigation of vibrations, whether for floors or entire buildings, is a key factor in supporting the uptake of advanced wood building systems in construction.

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Solutions

FPInnovations develops new ways to build safe, sustainable, and cost-effective structures and new tools that respond to the needs of early adopters of innovative systems. Our work is guided by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and carried out in collaborations with many other organizations such as National Research Council and Canadian Wood Council.
It is likely that the acceptance of mid-rise wood-frame buildings would lead to acceptance of tall wood buildings.

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The market for residential and non-residential mid-rise wood frame buildings is expanding rapidly thanks to technological advances that have led to changes in the national and provincial building codes.

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World leader in the advancement of mass timber building products and systems that are driving a renaissance in wood-based construction.

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Advises FPInnovations on the development of technical guidance for practitioners in the design and delivery of advanced wood-based building solutions.

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